Pause and Take Thy Breath

Pause and Take Thy Breath

I turn my back to the wind, To catch my breath, Before I start off again, Driven on, Without a moment to spend, To pass an evening, With a drink and a friend… – “Time Stand Still” by Rush Dear reader, this past weekend I decided to take a short...
A (not so) Trivial Pursuit

A (not so) Trivial Pursuit

I confess, I love to play Trivial Pursuit. For those not familiar with this particular otium actio, it’s a boardgame created in 1979 by Messrs Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, Canadian journalists who discovered – much to their horror – that some pieces...
A Crisis of (Creative) Faith

A Crisis of (Creative) Faith

Photo credit: Rhett Wesley via Unsplash Ladies and gentlebeings, this weekend I had something akin to a “crisis of faith.” As you may or may not have noticed, the world-wide-inter-web-net of late has been largely lacking in my singular form of linguistic...
The Courage to Simply… Be

The Courage to Simply… Be

Dear reader, this beloved and benighted collection of lunacy we call Western society, for all its impressive accomplishments such as jazz music and spray-on hair, seems suspicious, or even worse dismissive, of people who, once established in one field, wish to pursue...
Shakespeare: (His) Infinite Variety

Shakespeare: (His) Infinite Variety

How dost thou, sweet carbon-based compatriots? The time has come for me to lay before you a confession, a true accounting of a subject which, while not secret, is one I do not often speak about: I am fascinated… nay, obsessed, with the works of the Bard of Avon,...

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